Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
M.M. Trombone Performance and Literature, 2014
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
B.M. Music Performance and Education, summa cum laude, 2012
Trombonist and educator Jeff Dunn currently serves as a Private Trombone Instructor for the Tomball Independent School District. In this capacity, he teaches students in grades 6 through 12, and directs the Tomball High School Trombone Choir. Jeff has previously served on the staff for Magnolia West High School, and presented guest masterclasses for Tarleton State University and the Lewisville, Fort Bend, Katy, and Waller school districts.
Residing in Tomball, Jeff currently freelances in the greater Houston area. Previous engagements include performing at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC and a tour with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, where Jeff was featured as a soloist in a brass quartet concerto.
As a chamber musician, Jeff has competed with numerous trombone quartets, receiving recognition from the International Trombone Association Quartet Competition, as well as being named a finalist at the Courtois Trombone Quartet Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Jeff is also an advocate for more diverse chamber music, performing Vincent Persichetti's "Serenade No. 6 for Trombone, Viola, and Cello" at the Mu Phi Epsilon International Convention, and Raymond Premru's "Concertino for Trombone and Woodwind" at Eastman.
Jeff is an advocate for high quality music education, and is the founder of the Tomball Trombone Institute. This program opened in 2017 and is an intensive weeklong session for young developing trombonists, and features a Band Director's Workshop for educators seeking professional development. Jeff has previously presented trombone pedagogy clinics at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and served as the Assistant Director for Administration for the School of Orchestral Studies, a program of the New York State Summer School of the Arts.
Jeff holds a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, and an undergraduate degree from Ithaca College. He has studied privately with Mark Kellogg and Hal Reynolds, and studied chamber music with Doug Prosser and Jeffrey Gray. Jeff is a member of the Texas Music Educator's Association the International Trombone Association.